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King Agrees with Governor on Need to Change Teacher Evaluations

Friday, December 19, 2014

WNYC
Education commissioner John King may have one foot out the door as he departs for a new job in Washington, but he's still calling for further reforms in New York State.
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Cuomo Letter Outlines 'Aggressive' Education Plans, Seeks Input from State Leaders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned the credibility of the teacher evaluation system, after only 1 percent of teachers received the lowest possible ratings.
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Success Charter Schools Secure More City Space

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio's administration avoided another feud with charter school leader Eva Moskowitz by agreeing to site more of her schools inside city public schools.
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New York City Continues Modest Climb in High School Graduation Rates

Thursday, December 18, 2014

More students who started high school in the fall of 2010 finished in four years than those the year before, with the city's graduation rate just over 64 percent. 
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Mayor De Blasio's Charter School Dilemma

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
With more charter schools seeking space in public school buildings, the mayor of New York City has a week left to announce his policy for choosing the winners and the losers.
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Making Pre-K Teachers Better through Coaching

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
New York City has hired more coaches to help pre-k teachers.... but are there enough of them to ensure quality?
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Most NYC Teachers Get High Ratings in New Evaluation System

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Despite the controversy over the new teacher evaluation system, it did not result in many more city teachers getting bad marks. It's more nuanced than that.
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City Agrees to Stop Schools from Using 911 for Discipline

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
New York City has settled a lawsuit that claimed the public schools relied too heavily on the 911 emergency number when disciplining disruptive students. 
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NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There's a range of views on the test for admission to some of the city's best high schools but agreement that there should be more test prep and recruiting in all middle schools.
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State Education Commissioner Leaves To Join Obama Administration

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
State Education Commissioner John King is leaving Albany for Washington, where he'll become a senior adviser to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
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Obama Announces Funding for More Pre-K in New York, New Jersey

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New York and New Jersey are getting a combined $42 million in federal grants to support pre-k programs, including in New York City.
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Opinion: How I Would Fix New York's Graduation Requirements

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A teacher who faces demoralized students struggling with exit exams they need to pass to earn a diploma argues for another way, with targets that kids actually aspire to meet.
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Union: Absentee Homeowners Should Help NYC Schools

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
The teachers union believes the buyers in New York City's booming market for luxury apartments may hold the key to lower class sizes.
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Teachers Take Student Data to the Micro-Level in One NYC School

Monday, December 08, 2014

The city cites this school as a model to follow but visiting educators wonder whether their teachers really would learn the data systems and log the hours that these teachers do. 
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NYC Students Debate 'The Talk' Parents Give Them About Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

A group of Harlem teens discuss "the talk" their parents give them about interacting with police: "You need to be safe, don't worry about your rights, just make sure you're alive."
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Garner Decision Galvanizes NYC High School Activists

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
High school activists are demonstrating, launching Facebook campaigns, and teaching others as the impact of the Eric Garner grand jury decision ripples through their lives.
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Controversy 101: City Teachers Tackle the Garner Case

Thursday, December 04, 2014

They knew the conversations would be difficult and emotional, but many teachers felt compelled to make their classrooms a safe place to talk about the Eric Garner case.
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NYC Chancellor Offers Educators Guidance on Garner Case

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Chancellor Carmen Fariña suggested ways to make a "teachable moment" out of the Eric Garner case, and to make a safe space for students to express their feelings.
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Amid Pre-K Expansion, Some Classrooms Closing

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC
Thousands of pre-kindergarten classrooms opened in New York City this fall. But WNYC found that just a few months later at least a handful are closing their doors.
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Giants Donate $1.2M to Put EMTs on City's High School Football Fields

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The funds will go to varsity and JV programs at 53 New York City public schools.
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